The Routledge History of Sex and the Body: 1500 to the Present (Routledge Histories)

The Routledge History of Sex and the Body: 1500 to the Present (Routledge Histories)


The Routledge heritage of intercourse and the Body presents an outline of the most subject matters surrounding the historical past of sexuality from 1500 to the current day. The heritage of intercourse and the physique is an increasing box within which shiny debate on, for example, the background of homosexuality, is constructing. This e-book examines the present scholarship and appears in the direction of destiny instructions around the box.

The quantity is split into fourteen thematic chapters, that are cut up into chronological sections 1500 – 1750 and 1750 to give day. concentrating on the heritage of sexuality and the physique within the West but additionally interactions with a broader globe, those thematic chapters survey the foremost components of discussion and dialogue. masking topics akin to technology, identification, the gaze, courtship, replica, sexual violence and the significance of race, the quantity deals a finished view of the background of intercourse and the physique. The booklet concludes with an afterword within which the reader is invited to contemplate many of the ‘tensions, difficulties and components deserving additional scrutiny’.

Including members popular of their box of craftsmanship, this ground-breaking assortment is key examining for all these attracted to the background of sexuality and the body.

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